The Canaries 0 Spurs 5 (we did it!!!!!)
Yes, we went to Carrow Road, came, saw and conquered… in the process, putting ourselves in 4th spot and into the Champions League… Ending above the Gooners, the poorer part of Manchester and the Spammers. Under Nuno, I could see us struggling or even being close to relegation, but as soon as Conte stepped through the gates, he transformed the team into a near psychological powerhouse. Granted, not the entire ticket yet, but on the way to becoming that powerhouse – providing Daniel Levy backs our head coach and does not try to be tight-fisted where the money is concerned, as he usually does.
In my previous article, I predicted we would win 4-0, but in the end, they proved me wrong by getting that one extra goal. Yes, we won 5-0. Everton and Newcastle were the only two other teams we beat by 5 goals in the league. And what a day to do it… a beautiful Summers Sunday day.
Like most Spurs supporters, I was worried about our “Spursy” tag. That was until the 3rd goal went in. We ended up winning comfortably and efficiently, easily seeing off Woolwich Gooners into 5th.
I was picked up by Mel at 7.30 am in the morning, and we travelled until we reached a prebooked pub restaurant where we had a nice dinner not far from the stadium, topped off with a cold glass of beer. From there, we parked near the stadium (5 minutes walk) and then went straight to the ground, where we met the customary fellow fans for a chat and laugh. About two hours before kick-off, we went in and found our seats.
Our first bit of entertainment was watching this giant fellow of a man straddling over three seats. Never mind, I am presuming political correctness would have dealt with it in the manner of pleasing the big man to the frustration of the body perfect. Norwich security watched on in amusement, wondering what would happen when the other seatholders claimed their seats. Unfortunately, we didn’t see the outcome as we had to go to our own seats… There was better viewing on the pitch, listening to our radios, and hearing how other results went. As for the “Big man,” all was forgotten in the excitement of our magnificent victory.
For the record:
City won the title, while the scousers came second.
The Russian Chelski’s came third… just…
The Gooners and United got the booby price, Europa League, while the even more booby prize (Europa Conference) went to the Hammers for being such bubbling blowing dickheads.
Relegated were Burnley, Watford and Norwich.
To the match…
Antonio Conte said to the press that he ranks leading Tottenham back into the Champions League by finishing fourth as one of the best achievements of his career. I don’t think so… but still… it is all propaganda to please the fans and the powers that are!
Yes, we hammered Norwich City to oblivion by beating them 5-0 on the season’s final day to secure our return to Europe’s top club competition at the expense of Woolwich Gooners.
When Conte was appointed our manager, we were eighth in the table; having suffered a miserable 3-0 home defeat by Manchester United, our fifth loss in seven league games, we appeared in disarray.
In March 2022, when we were defeated 3-2 by Manchester United, and the Gooners had beaten Leicester, we sat six points adrift of the fourth-placed Gunners, having played a game more.
But we were resilient and stayed in the hunt and seized the momentum in the race for fourth with a 3-0 against the Woolwich Gooners on the 12 May, and followed that with wins over Burnley and Norwich to seal a return to the Champions League after two seasons in Europe’s lesser club competitions.
Son also finished the campaign with 23 goals, six more than his previous highest tally in a single Premier League season
Conte described Sunday as a “perfect day”, with the feeling of Champions League qualification sweetened by Son scoring twice to share the Premier League Golden Boot with Mohamed Mixed-Salad.
Thoughts and match
If there were any nerves from our players, it didn’t show… as Kulusevski gave us the lead in the 16th minute.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s played in Rodrigo Bentancur, who beat the offside trap to race in on goal and square for Kulusevski to tap in from close range.
Norwich came close to equalising, but Milot Rashica’s low shot went wide of Hugo Lloris’ post. Kane then made it 2-0 for us in the 32nd minute, thanks to a mistake from Norwich goalkeeper Tim Krul. Bentancur, who crossed for an unmarked Kane to nod home into an empty net.
In the 64th minute, we made the game safe as Kulusevski scored his second with a stunning strike.
Son then drew level with Mo Mixed-Salad in the Golden Boot race on 22 goals in the 70th minute. Then five minutes later, Son went one clear of Salad five minutes later from outside the box, but Salad scored at Anfield against Wolves shortly after to ensure the award was shared.
When Son scored his second, pandemonia ensured at the way end of the crowd. The fans went crazy, along with the players on the pitch. Yes, our players jumped all over Son as he scored his second…
Our victory over Norwich means we can look forward to many trips abroad to see some of the best teams in Europe… rubbing shoulders with Europe’s elite once again.
After the game, all our WhatsApp group met up outside for hugs and high fives. We also saw Hannah and Stephanie from Premium, with whom we chatted to. All this while blue flairs were set off around us by our fans. The police just stood by and watched our supporters enjoying the occasion and fireworks.
Afterwards, we left to get Mel’s car, offering David a lift to Rickmansworth, London. I finally got home at 11pm. Mel an hour later.
At the beginning of the season, a group of us put a bet on that we would finish in the top four (six of us putting on a £50 bet each). Our winnings were £250 each. So, it was a win-win season for us. We are now in the Champions League, and if Conte stays with Levy’s backing… it will be an amazing 2022/23 season. Maybe another bet???? What about a bet on a Cup win… or even the league title… or/ and a Champions League final? I suppose all this will depend on whether Conte stays or is disillusioned enough and leaves for a more enthusiastic club that wants trophies and top honours!?
My name is Glenn Renshaw.
I am currently a Premium Season Ticket holder (West Stand) in the new stadium. Before that – at White Hart Lane – a season ticket holder in various parts of the ground (mainly in the North stand).
Before becoming a season ticket holder, I stood on the shelf and various other parts of the ground since the 1960s (the season of the double). In 1987 I became one of the first to hold a Spurs Membership card. I was also a life long member of the Spurs supporters club (now defunct).
I go to all home, away and abroad matches.
I was born in 1955, Edgware, London. I currently live in Berkshire.
I also collect all Spurs books, Spurs handbooks, Spurs programmes etc.
Previously, I wrote for Spurs Fanzines: The Spur, Spur of the Moment, My Eyes have seen the Glory and various other Spurs fanzines’. I also wrote for the SpursWeb app & its website.
I currently write and work for spursnetwork.com and its website. I write its Reviews & Match reports and a lot more.
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I have been writing blogs/ articles since 1989
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